The International Baccalaureate in Africa

The International Baccalaureate (IB) first began teaching in Africa in 1977. It now hosts 109 IB World Schools in 29 countries across the continent. Universities worldwide recognize the strength of the IB, with the majority of UK and US universities holding official policies for admitting IB students to their courses.

In addition to students, we support schools and teachers to provide a world class education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership. These pages are a resource for potential IB World Schools, their teachers, students, their parents and universities in Africa. If you'd like to know more about becoming an IB World School, please contact us. 

Find out more about the IB African Education Festival

The IB hosted its second African Education Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on 21–22 February 2019 with the theme: "Leading and learning in the 21st century".

Learn more about the IB in Africa